London in the late 1950s. The East End is ripe for redevelopment: corruption is rife and the old guard are on their way out. When Alf Marx, 'King of the East End', is sent down for life, a new breed of gangster appears and the battle for the East End begins. Chief Superintendent Frederick Troy is caught in the crossfire – quite literally – when he is hit by the blast from a car bomb. His girlfriend and his boss want him to retire, but then his past emerges in the form of an old mistress, and the things he did as a young man return to haunt him. It is time for Troy to return to the fray.
What the critics say:
– Literary Review
'The period atmosphere, illustrated with readable characters, is impeccable and the writing elegantly precise'
– Daily Telegraph
'Few novelists have given me more pleasure in recent years ... Hell, it's worthy of Shakespeare' – Washington Post
'Classy stuff'– Guardian
OCD 088 • 978-1-84648-184-0
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